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Jordan Wolfson
Animation, masks (video still)
2011
Courtesy the artist/Alex Zachary Peter Currie, New York
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Jordan Wolfson's Video

THE SEMITE, SMITTEN
by Emily Nathan



A concerned Jordan Wolfson fluttered around his opening at Alex Zachary Peter Currie last Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, shushing the crowd. The gallery’s lights were off, so the faces of obedient, whispering patrons were lit only by the glow of the artist’s new 12-minute-long CGI video, Animation, masks, which played on a loop throughout the evening. Wolfson’s insistence on both silence and darkness, hardly ideal conditions for an art reception, seemed bold, and even brazen, at the time, but it indicates just how seriously he takes his own work -- in this case, a computer-generated cartoon.

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